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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Embers of War
Gareth L. Powell
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
Progress: 6/160 pages
The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
Progress: 76/534 pages
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Progress: 117/615 pages
Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
Progress: 16/160 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Art Book
Editors of Phaidon Press
Progress: 11/515 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 78/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 74 out of 480 pages.

The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays - John Webster

5.1: Bracciano and Vittoria are married. Francisco (disguised as a Moor) and co-conspiritors enter the household  under false pretenses. It is revealed that Flamineo dallied with Zanche, Vittoria's Moorish servant but is now trying to escape a promise of marriage to her. Zanche has, in turn, fallen in love with "Mulinasar" (Francisco's fake persona). Marcello still disapproves of his younger brother, Flamineo.


Already more tennis references than I remember in the whole of Shakespeare.